Posts Tagged ‘edinburgh’

Scotland the Best 2012

January 6, 2012

“Fabulous conversion by Victor and Carina Contini of a lofty, pillared Georgian room towards the west end of Edinburgh’s better boulevard into the classiest restaurant on the street and the most stylish joint in town. Passion for food and good service always evident; and they are ubiquitous (although they also run The Scottish Restaurant in Princes St Gardens). Bar and central pizza oven, unexpected combos in a straightforward, oft-changing menu. Great people-watching strip of tabes on the street. 7.30am till LO 10pm (11pm Fri/Sat), 11am-9pm Sun. Bar open late.”

– A recent review from Peter Irvine’s Scotland the Best 2012

Well done team and thanks to all our lovely customers, suppliers and friends for your continued support xx

Food Gem of 2011!!

January 6, 2012

“Blending the finest ingredients from Milanese markets with local produce, sophisticated Centotre is a haven for the food conscious. It has been flying the flag for Italian cuisine for the past seven years and was a big hit with our reviewer too! Buon appetito.”

– David Walsh, ION Edinburgh

Thank you ION, for including us in your list of “Food Gems of 2011” and congratulations to our fantastic team for all you hard last year – Here’s to another great year ahead xx

Centotre – that’s 103 in Italian…

October 4, 2011


Armed Forces Day

June 21, 2011
This weekend 24th-26th June, Edinburgh hosts the UK’s National Armed Forces celebrations.

To show our support for our brave men and women we’d like to offer 50% off for members of the Armed Forces, ex-service men/women and their families when dining at Centotre this weekend. Come in in your uniform or bring your ID on Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th and enjoy a family meal with us!

Reservations subject to availability. Tables of four maximum. To book you table, please call 0131 225 1550 or email reservations@centotre.com

Armed Forces Day marks an opportunity to do two things. Firstly, to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Secondly, it gives the nation an opportunity to Show Your Support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.

On Armed Forces Day itself – Saturday the 25th June – a parade of up to 1500 serving personnel, veterans and cadets will march down the Royal Mile from the Castle Esplanade to Holyrood Park. The parade will end with a short ceremony of thanks “a Drumhead Ceremony” and this will be followed by a packed afternoon of events and entertainment for all the family, including flypasts by military aircraft, Highland dancing, music and a Veterans’ Village.

For more information on the weekends events visit http://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/National.aspx
Look forward to seeing you there!

Slow Food Week

June 20, 2011

Good Farming = Good Food = Good Eating!

The first ever National Slow Food Week starts today and we’re delighted to be taking part!

With the Royal Highland Show taking place at Ingliston between June 23 and June 26, Slow Food Edinburgh is encouraging restaurants that value their connections to Scottish farmers to celebrate those links while the show is on with special dinners, menus or tastings. Scotland’s largest agricultural event should be a great excuse to remind diners and visitors that shorter links from farm to plate helps inspire better farming and better food, more interesting menus and more memorable meals. Enjoy food that’s well connected.

 

At Centotre we’ve designed a special menu to celebrate and showcase some of our favourite Scottish produce. It’s available all week starting today

Slow Food = the resistance movement against fast food.  Let’s have food (and farming) that’s good, clean and fair.
Slow Food Edinburgh’s initiative to establish closer links between Scotland’s premier agricultural festival and local restaurants serving local food is part of Slow Food Week 2011 www.slowfoodedinburgh.co.uk

Edinburgh Marathon Medal Winners

May 20, 2011

This weekend Edinburgh plays host to runners from around the world participating in the Edinburgh Marathon 2011

We’d like to wish you all the very best of luck! Everyone’s a winner in our book and to celebrate we’d like to treat all you inspiring runners to a post-marathon glass of prosecco when dine with us on Sunday 22nd May.

Come into centotre and show us your 2011 medal to receive your glass – see you there!!

HitListed!

May 9, 2011

We were absolutely thrilled with the recent List Eating & Drinking Awards held on the 26th April!

Centotre was HitListed as a highly-recommended Edinburgh breakfast destination – open from 7.30 daily (10am on Sundays), Live music venue – with our Jazzmain Trio joining us again this summer for sophisticated Sunday sessions! And, for our dedication to local produce, direct trade and seasonal Scottish ingredients! Well done to all the team and thanks again to all our customers, friends, suppliers and extended Love Happy Food family for your continued support!

Read full review below…

We are also excited to celebrate our sister venue, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant’s, HitListing as a highly-recommended Arts Venue eatery! Well done to the TSC team and a big thanks to all our wonderful customers, friends and suppliers for your support – we certainly couldn’t do it without you!

The Scottish Cafe was also highly-recommended for their top notch Breakfasts – open from 8am daily (10am on Sundays), their delicious coffee – served all day (with homemade cake if you fancy it) and the same dedicated philosophy of direct trade – sourcing fresh seasonal Scottish ingredients as locally as possible from a long list of artisan producers from all over Scotland.

CENTOTRE
103 George Street, New Town, EH2 3ES | 0131 225 1550 | www.centotre.com
Open : Monday to Thursday – 7.30am until 10pm. Friday and Saturday – 7.30am until 11pm. Sundays – 10am until 8pm (extended in the Festival). Bar open : Monday to Saturday – 7.30am until midnight. Sundays – 10am until 10pm.

Like sister establishment The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, Centotre promises to serve ‘happy food’, their term for food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. True to their word, Victor and Carina Contini work with a large band of Scottish businesses and an impressive list of suppliers can be found on their website.

The interior of their George Street restaurant is also striking, a former bank with high, ornate ceilings, tall pillars and pristine white tables. Perhaps to cater for surrounding businesses Centotre opens nice and early at 7.30am for breakfast servings of pastries , rolls and even waffle dishes. The evening a la carte menu features pastas, pizza, salads and main courses. A starter of silky gnocchi is surrounded by cream, sprigs of dill and smoked salmon. A main course of venison arrives with a tangy horseradish dressing and grilled vegetables. Desserts at Centotre are worth saving room for, particularly a delightfully crunchy meringue filled with berries and cream.

+ Admirable commitment to local businesses
– Generous cream in pasta dishes might not appeal

Christmas Menu – Pasta (a little bit of sunshine)!

November 29, 2010

Just 4 more sleeps until our Christmas menu is out! We’re warming up your December with a Sicilian Specialty of ours – a little bit of sunshine! Pachino tomatoes, pine kernels, sultanas and our wonderful violet aubergines served with a chunky casareccia pasta. Yum! Order this as an intermediate course and make the party last even longer!

 

For full menu details, please visit : Christmas Menu
Lunch and dinner booking still available, please call 0131 225 1550 or email reservations@centotre.com

Smiling Archie!

September 11, 2010

We’ve given Archie a sticker for ‘good work’. He’s the nicest traffic warden in Edinburgh and we’d just like to say keep smiling Archie.

Jazz at Centotre!

August 3, 2010

It’s just three more sleeps until the FRINGE!!

And we can’t wait for Jazz at Centotre!

We are delighted to welcome back the Jazzmain Trio, who will be joining us every Sunday throughout the Festival.

Join us for a meal in one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful rooms and enjoy the smooth sophisticated sounds of Jazz.

Free entry with advance dinner reservations, sittings at 6pm and 9pm.

www.centotre.com | 0131 225 1550 | info@centotre.com

Or if you fancy something a little Scottish…

Join us at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant for Live Scottish Music & Great Food every evening throughout the Festival. Free entry with advance dinner reservations. Performances at 6pm and 8.30pm.